Liver cancer rates rise in developed countries, elderly populations

Primary liver cancer rates continue to increase in many regions of the world despite extensive efforts to prevent the disease, according to study results published in Cancer.The worldwide spike — particularly apparent among older men — appeared to be driven primarily by cases caused by nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.This finding suggests prevention efforts require more emphasis on obesity control and weight management, according to researchers.“Additionally, the primary liver cancer incidence trend and pattern are highly heterogeneous among regions and populations,”Read More

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